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Stage & Stream – Streaming Theatre & Cabaret May 1st

Welcome to the definitive Australian list of streaming theatre, cabaret, arts education and artist opportunities happening online this week and next. Here you won’t just find the best, you’ll also find indy works from Oz and NZ that aren’t featured elsewhere. The list is updated throughout the week so if you find something we don’t know about, make sure we do!

Donation links will take you directly to donations for that project – please consider supporting the artists who entertain you, they need your love the same way you need entertainment. Have something to share? Send a message to robbi@criticalstages.com.au or complete the form. We are especially keen to hear from independent artists and those streaming accessible performances.

Stage And Stream Links – Fri 1st – Friday 8th May

AUSTRALIA / NZ BY DATE

Friday 1st May

  • ADELAIDE FRINGEVIEW
    Adelaide Fringe Festival launches their new digital platform today at midday. The project is a free initiative for artists, created to present local and international talent to online audiences in a new artistic experience. Just like Fringe it’s an open-access festival of all performing artforms, and registrations are still open for artists who want to join in.
    12pm launch – check site for full listings and tickets
    www.adelaidefringe.com.au/fringeview
  • BITE THE HAND – THE LAST GREAT HUNT
    The Last Great Hunt is hosting a Free LIVE Public Play Reading of Bite The Hand by Chris Isaacs. Directed by Matt Edgerton (My Robot, Fully Sikh) with a star-studded cast including Amy Mathews, Arielle Gray, Hayley McElhinney, Jeffrey Jay Fowler and Michael Abercromby, the work takes a heartfelt and brutal look at the emancipation of domestic dogs and how love can be a mechanism of dependency and suppression. On-Demand for a limited time  – Do Not Miss It.
    8pm AWST Premiere – then On-Demand – Free, please donate
    YOUTUBE – www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UwGDnLtaTg&feature=youtu.be
  • KIDS COUCH CONCERT WATCH PARTY PREMIERE
    Hosted by Emily Who and produced in association with Sydney’s Rogue Projects, Kids Couch Concert was created by Emily McKnight as a way for independent preschool entertainers to keep connecting with the audiences they love. The first concert was a hit with parents and little ones alike, and today they launch Concert #2 with a live watch party hosted by Emily Who. Get over to Vimeo and rent or purchase a copy, and then swing over to Facebook to join in all the fun (and chat with your favourite artists). Acts include The Mik Maks, Tiptoe giants, Musical Sprouts, Lizzy Loo, Vegetable Plot and Dr Hubble – Australia’s foremost bubble expert!
    2pm AEST – then On-Demand – A$11.95 to purchase, A$5.95 to rent
    VIMEO – www.vimeo.com/ondemand/kidscouchconcert2
    FACEBOOK WATCH PARTY: www.facebook.com/events/719815055510601/
  • LET’S FRIDAY WITH THE LISTIES
    Will there be remote Learning? No! Will it be informative? Unlikely! Will it be barely held together chaos? Probably! Kid’s favourites The Listies are back with a weekly live-stream of the kind of madness that only they can make. Tune in and LOL out.
    3:30pm AEST – Free, please donate
    FACEBOOK – www.facebook.com/events/2745559065730543/
  • ADAPT – AUSTRALIAN DANCE THEATRE
    Australian Dance Theatre’s special online-only season for 2020 will broadcast every fortnight beginning Friday 1 May, at 12 pm ACST (UTC +9:3O) with Garry Stewart’s The Beginning of Nature featuring music by Brendan Woithe who collaborated with Kaurna man Jack Buckskin to create a libretto sung entirely in the Kaurna language, the first language of the Adelaide Plains. The original production was seen by over 37,000 people – and now you can see it too.
    12pm ACST / 12:30pm AEST – Free, please donate
    www.adt.org.au/adapt/the-beginning-of-nature/
  • A DEAL – FLYING HOUSE ASSEMBLY
    Zhu Yi’s dark comedy A Deal was a major hit of Sydney’s indie theatre scene last August. Tickets for 10 shows sold out soon after its opening at Chippen St Theatre. Now you can enjoy a script reading of this phenomenal play with its original cast and director Shiya Lu.
    7pm AEST – Free
    www.facebook.com/FlyingHouseAssembly/
  • HELEN BIDOU’S BIDOU ZOOMS
    The alter ego of comedian Anne Edmonds (Get Krack’n) is destined to be as hilarious as it is odd. The good kind of odd. There’ll be songs, guests, interactivities and it’s a great way to kick off the weekend.
    7pm AEST – $20-$30 – Tickets here
    ZOOM
  • THE ISO LATE SHOW – LITTLE RED COMPANY
    Lockdown and stay-up every Friday night with The IsoLate Late Show – an online concert to raise money for Australia’s creative workforce, streamed live out of Brisbane every Friday. The show has been gaining huge audiences over the last few weeks and continues to raise funds for Australian performers in association with the Actors’ And Entertainers’ Benevolent Fund. Hosted by Naomi Price with special guests weekly.
    8pm AEST – Free – Please donate
    FACEBOOK & YOUTUBE – www.facebook.com/events/153740219261322/
  • LOUD N QUEER TV 
    Sydney’s Create or Die and Heaps Gay have partnered with support of DPLR, Listen Up Music and local artist Rackett to produce a weekly live-streamed party featuring live music, performance art, interviews and the kind of queer content no one else is doing.
    8pm AEST – Free – Please donate
    FACEBOOK – www.facebook.com/events/572187253654625/

Saturday 2nd May

  • QUEER LOVE IN – EQUALITY AUSTRALIA
    Queer Love In will bring LGBTIQ+ artists and performers who have lost work due to COVID-19 to your homes, as they gather community across Australia – online – to reconnect and celebrateHosted by Tom Ballard. Closed captions available.
    3pm AEST – Free, please donate
    www.facebook.com/events/605587803362646/
  • COOPED UP CABARET
    Magic in the kitchen? Comedy in the bathroom? Fire show in the backyard? This pay-to-view cabaret hosted by Sophie Delightful is bringing some of Melbourne’s hottest acts to the internet and all the $ go to the artists.
    8pm AEST – A$15.71 
    ZOOM – get all the details at www.facebook.com/events/198072748296249/
  • THE LOST CABARET – LOSTRALASIA
    Join the teams behind The Lost Cabarets in Sydney and Melbourne, PLUS acts from Malaysia, for the sensational second edition of  The Lost Cabaret’s online show, LOST IN LOCKDOWN!  It’s going to be pure variety, with a healthy measure of mischief and music.
    10pm AEST – Free
    ZOOM – Details on FACEBOOK – www.facebook.com/events/830121640828147/
  • LIVE FROM YOUR LIVING ROOM
    Created and hosted by entertainer Adam Perryman (Legally Blonde: The Musical) to create performance work for local artists, this weekly live variety show is bringing singers, actors and triple threats from around Australia together and the list of great talent is pretty extensive. Episode three goes live tonight but there are two previous episodes you can binge right now.
    7:20pm AEST – Free – Please donate
    YOUTUBE – youtu.be/yTg2PJw5NwI
  • LIVE FROM STONEWALL
    The Stonewall Hotel, Create & Cast and Undefine Media present an exciting new weekly multi-camera live-stream community entertainment show starring Minnie Cooper. Premiere week!
    8pm AEST – Free, please donate
  • LOUNGE ROOM SESSIONS
    Lounge Room Sessions is a comedy, drag, burlesque and DJ live-streamed event, hosted by Sarah Marriott, brought to you by Australian performers every week.
    8pm AEST – Free, please donate
    YOUTUBE – www.youtube.com/channel/UC9wZ8NKqvZQG7e3Swuf2vcQ

Sunday 3rd May

  • SUNDAY SONNETS
    A fortnightly reading of William Shakespeare’s timeless poetry, to be read by an incredible ensemble of actors, based in both Australia and overseas in a joint live feed. Directed by Sam Haft.
    11am AEST – Free
    FACEBOOK – www.facebook.com/events/1344454095751292/
  • MUSICAL MUGWUMPS
    Each week a new musical for artists to perform is announced. Artists volunteer to be part of the read/sing-through and on Sunday nights these brave performers go live for a non-rehearsed, full run through of the show! 
    7pm AEST – Free
    FACEBOOK – www.facebook.com/MusicalMugwumps/
  • AFTERNOON TEA WITH BOOFF
    Booff (Clint Bolster) is not your usual afternoon tea host. This clown with a twist is live every Sunday enjoying tea with artists, actors and performers from around Australia. Guests this week include circus star Mr Gorski, internationally recognised artist and journalist Bec Mac, and The X-Treme Brothers direct from Las Vegas!
    3:30-4:30pm AEST – Free, please donate.
    FACEBOOK – www.facebook.com/clint.bolster
  • AS YOU LIKE IT – STREAMED SHAKESPEARE
    The sixth (congrats!!) live-streamed, video conference staged reading of Shakespeare’s is As You Like It, directed by Jamie James Colette This collective of  Australian indy artists has been getting a reputation for thoroughly entertaining zooms, and the recent attention has been well-deserved.
    2pm AEST – Free, please donate
    FACEBOOK –  www.facebook.com/StreamedShakespeare/

Monday 4th May

  • LIGHTS UP ON THE ARTS: HOME DELIVERY
    James Cutler and Joshua Robson Productions announce Lights Up On The Arts: Home Delivery! A concert created and designed to shine a light on our Arts industry and support performers whose livelihoods have been impacted by the COVID-19 arts shutdown. The team has express permission to use Stephen Schwartz’s catalogue and it’s an incredible line up of artists from around Australia!
    7pm AEST – Free, please donate
    FACEBOOK – www.facebook.com/joshuarobsonproductions
  • BRAVE NEW ROUGH & READY – BRAVE NEW WORD
    The first week of submissions to Sydney’s indy storytelling darlings, Brave New Word, were an eclectic and exciting round of shortform stories. There’s a new round every week and this week will centre around the theme ‘nostalgia’. Start every night with a quick story from great Australian thetare makers.
    6pm (Daily) AEST – Free
    FACEBOOK – www.facebook.com/BraveNewWordTC/
  • THE STORY CHUNDER WITH MATT YOUNG
    Matt’s weekly live event was performed at Brisbane’s BackDock Arts. Every week a new lot of storytellers spew forth their most entertaining stories for your delight or disapproval. Join host Matt Young (TBS’s WRECKED, original Australian cast of THE PRODUCERS) for the livestream then listen to his podcast on Spotify, iTunes, Twitch or where ever you listen to podcasts.
    7pm AEST – Free, please donate.
    INSTAGRAM – www.instagram.com/thestorychunder
  • KIDS STORYTIME WITH HANNA CONDA
    Join Sydney Drag Queen, Hannah Conda, each Monday to listen to this weeks’ chosen childrens book.
    2.30pm AEST – Free
    FACEBOOK – www.facebook.com/hannahconda13

Tuesday 5th May

  • TAIKOZ
    Australia’s pre-eminent drum performance company has been sharing clips from their production Seven Flowers as a teaser before a future live stream of the full show. The clips are little pockets of wonderful – just the thing to kick off a Tuesday.
    On-Demand – Free, please donate
    FACEBOOK – www.facebook.com/TAIKOZfan/
  • CORONAVLOG
    From humble beginnings in Schiermonnikoog (an unpronounceable village in Holland), to being seen by over one million viewers in theatres, TV and online, Jan van de Stool, is no stranger to fame. But she has always ‘kept it real’ by presenting self-help workshops at her local Munudji Scout Hall in Woy Woy, where, over the years, she has helped, literally, tens of people. Using her psychological insight, musical therapy exercises and psychic powers, Jan unwraps the weekly #Coronavirus news, in an attempt to help tens more people around the world through this difficult period.
    On-Demand – A$1.98
    VIMEO – www.vimeo.com/ondemand/coronavlog
  • HOME THEATRE ARTS
    This online collective record a zoom group performance every week and host a global weekly watch party every Tuesday.
    7pm AEST – Free
    http://tiny.cc/HomeTheatreArts

Wednesday 6th May

  • THE GREAT ILLUSIONIST
    Discover the enchanting tale of a young boy who longs to be an illusionist, in this story within a story. A tale of daring and willpower, the importance of a good assistant and of course, a white rabbit! Captivate the whole family with live music, impressive illusions, magical puppetry and marvellous tricks.
    On-demand from 4pm
    www.sydneyoperahouse.com
  • SLAY LIVE
    Sydney’s Universal Club – Each week witness some of Sydney’s fiercest drag talent compete to win what’s in the coveted SLAY BOX! Hosted by Carmen Geddit & Charisma Belle.
    9pm AEST – Free
    FACEBOOK – www.facebook.com/events/1377796425756504/
  • ART CENTRE MELBOURNE’S BIG NIGHT IN
    Arts Centre Melbourne, one of Australia’s most important artistic hubs for more than 35 years, has teamed up with John Foreman’s Aussie Pops Orchestra to present a weekly live digital show every Wednesday at 7pm. Special guests, great chat, top performers!
    7pm – Free – Please donate
    www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/

Thursday 7th May

  • GOLD – HOPE NEW WORKS
    This new musical from Jess Newman and Richard Lindenfelzer is the latest development from  the Hope New Works initiative. GOLD is a coming of age adventure about dark obsessions, local legends, and what happens when we seek validation outside of ourselves. The contemporary pop/rock score is infused with country/western and Americana to show how the past and the present collide in everyday yet unsuspecting ways. Musical influences include bluegrass, Americana and contemporary pop/rock.
    7pm AEST – Free – Please donate
    www.hopenewworks.com
  • THE RICHARD P DICK VAN JOHNSON SHOW
    Australian cabaret and performance artist Duckie L’Orange has been making wacky, interactive and terribly fun shows for over a decade, and she’s been seen everywhere from the Sydney Opera House to the Ufafabrik Germany. Now based in Berlin, Duckie is back as Richard P Dick Van Johnson in a live-streamed late night/early morning chat show featuring infamous special guests in music, comedy and weirdness, weekly.
    Thursdays 6am AEST / Wednesdays 10pm CET – Free
    YOUTUBE – www.youtube.com/duckielorange
  • SURRY HILLS LIVE
    The City of Sydney chipped in to create and promote local live gigs in the suburb’s pubs through this program, and now these gigs are gone, they’ve moved them online. Evening shows will be streaming through March.
    7.30pm AEST Thursdays – Free
    FACEBOOK – www.facebook.com/surryhills.live
  • COUCH READINGS
    Thornhill Theatre Space are presenting live-streamed couch readings of Australian works on Thursdays. This week’s play is My Director by Emma Dawson, a ridiculously silly workplace dramedy, featuring a ruthless Personal Assistant, a mysterious Head of Technology, and an eccentric, aristocratic Director.
    8pm AEST – Free – available on demand after
    FACEBOOK – www.facebook.com/ThornhillTheatreSpace

FRIDAY MAY 8TH

AUS/NZ ON-DEMAND & REGULAR

  • LITTLE LUNCH ONLINE – ARTS FRONT
    Little Lunch Online is a chance to check in and connect with each other while we grab a quick bite of lunch, or a morning coffee for folk in the West. It’s a quick 30 minute window to share ideas and resources, and plan our actions in responding to the pandemic, the climate crisis and whatever global emergency awaits us next. A perfect midday stopping point for artists and arts professionals.
    Daily, Midday AEST – Free
    www.artsfront.com/event/37103-little-lunch-online-llol
  • CABARET ON THE COUCH
    Performer/Writer Nikki Aitkin is live streaming her podcast from Melbourne with a special guest every week. Tune in and find out what happens when the lashes come off.
    On-Demand – Free
    www.nikkiaitken.com/cabaret-on-the-couch.html
  • FROM OUR HOUSE TO YOURS
    The Sydney Opera House’s new digital initiate launches new content daily from Wednesday to Sunday every week. From symphony performances to panel discussions with leading writers, and archival from incredible forecourt shows – it’s going to be just as varied as the house itself. Click over to see what’s on screen this week.
    On-Demand – free
    www.sydneyoperahouse.com/digital/season.html

EDUCATION / ACTIVITES

  • Poetry In Action – this NFP touring company has brought their popular education program online to stream into homes and classrooms. There are 4 performances in line with curriculum for Years 5-12. Visit www.poetryinaction.com.au for more info.
  • Storyville Live – Storyville’s in-school program sends performers to read much-loved storybooks to children. For the next couple of weeks they’ll be trialling live storytime via Facebook, and it’s well worth it for those with little ones at home. 11am and 3pm AEST daily – free www.facebook.com/theStoryville/
  • Slingsby by Request – South Australian theatre company Slingsby has created an online resource of live performances in line with curriculum. The first work is Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kastner, adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom. Teachers and home-teachers should check out this great new resource.  www.slingsby.net.au/slingsby-by-request/
  • Audioplay – This is unlike any other activity out there at the moment. An immersive play experience for kids (ages 6-12) where they download an audio story in which they play one of the characters using ordinary household items for props. Creative play just got so much better! www.audioplay.me
  • Stage Door
    Is an online theatre and performance training program by Q Theatre. This series includes a variety of workshops for creative people of all ages, skills levels and needs. Participants attend a weekly workshop across an 8-week term to learn new skills and work towards a new performance outcome. Each workshop will run via Zoom and Google Classrooms and will allow you to start out, step up, ignite, accelerate or access and build on new performance skills, keeping you connected and collaborating in these unusual times.
  • Shake & Stir Interact
    Since 2006, shake & stir drama classes have been a regular extra-curricular activity adored by tens of thousands of students, and now their latest program has moved online. Each week, your child will engage with a carefully-planned, professionally-produced and, most importantly, super-fun 30 minutes of creative play, at home. We’re talking drama activities and performance-based games that will get them acting and keep them active. www.shakeandstirinteract.com.au
  • ATYP Online
    Australian Theatre for Young People have brought made their drama programs virtual just in time for term 2. A selection of their regular programs will be facilitated live each week via Zoom and Google Classroom. Participants will work with a skilled ATYP tutor and classmates in an interactive online space from the safety of their homes. It’s just one of several programs teachers and home teachers should discover. www.atyp.com.au
  • Patch Theatre
    Patch Theatre has been making shows for 4–8 year old children and their families from our home in South Australia since 1972. In our nearly 48 years, Patch has made 110 much loved theatre works and performed to over 1.8 million children around the world. They’re posting regular updates to arts activities for little ones online, and via Facebook and Instagram. www.patchtheatre.org.au/activities
  • Polyglot Theatre
    Children’s theatre makers Polyglot have developed a series of new arts activities that will keep young ones busy and thinking during creative play. There’s heaps of fun stuff to explore and if you don’t have kids we highly recommend doing them anyway because a) they’re fun and b) home-grown hilarity is needed right now. www.polyglot.org.au/polyglot-at-home/
  • Riverside Theatres
    Parramatta’s Riverside Theatres has always had a fantastic education team and resources to match – and now a directory of teacher resources from past performances is available on their website. There’s also a super-handy (and HUGE) listing of other online resources that teachers and parents should not miss. www.riversideparramatta.com.au

INTERNATIONAL

  • BERLINER FESTSPIEL
    Get set for a weekend of theatre pleasure – six productions shown as recordings-on-demand for 24 hours each.  They might start at 4am AEST but since you have some time to watch, you can enjoy when you like (for a limited time) English closed captions available.
    On-Demand, Limited Time – Free
    www.berlinerfestspiele.de/de/berliner-festspiele/programm/on-demand/tt-virtuell-auswahl.html
  • GIFT – GATESHEAD INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THEATRE
    Three days of contemporary theatre and performance delivered online. A carefully curated festival that aims to connect audiences and artists from across the globe in real-time theatrical encounters, one-on-one experiences, workshops & panel discussions.
    April 30th – May 3rd – On-demand
    www.giftfestival.co.uk
  • CRONGTON KNIGHTS – PILOT THEATRE
    This critically-acclaimed production, created in collaboration with Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Derby Theatre and York Theatre Royal, will be streamed online for free until May 9th. Based on the novel by Alex Wheatle and adapted by Emteaz Husain, the production mixes music, beatboxing and storytelling, to tell the stroy of six young people who head out on a crusade across a housing estate.
    On-Demand – Free
    YOUTUBE – www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL2DIlzz73w
  • TWISTED – THE UNTOLD STORY OF A ROYAL VIZIER
    From the creators of ‘A Very Potter Musical’ and ‘Holy Musical B@man!’, comes ‘Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier.’ Hop on your flying carpet, because this musical parody retells the classic tale of Aladdin… from the villain’s point of view! Closed captions available.
    On-Demand – Free
    YOUTUBE – www.youtube.com/watch?v=-77cUxba-aA
  • THE PRESENT – GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE
    The first work to be produced from Geffen’s Stayhouse initiative – a live, virtual, interactive theatrical experience. The Present, written and performed by magician Helder Guimarães and directed by Oscar nominee Frank Marshall.
    Previews May 7-13, Opening Night May 14
    www.geffenplayhouse.org/stayhouse/
  • ALAN CUMMING – LEGAL IMMIGRANT
    Alan Cumming is many things to many people – renaissance man, style icon, social activist, bon viveur – but to himself he is a story-teller and provocateur for hire. His bawdy, bold and thoroughly fun cabaret filmed at Joe’s Pub can be streamed free for a limited time thanks to New York’s Public Theater.
    On-Demand – Free, please donate
    YOUTUBE – www.youtu.be/msyQQc1OtS8
  • INSTITUTE – GECKO 
    Institute is a visually captivating, emotionally driven performance, which openly invites its audience to consider what it means to care. This international hit scored 5 star reviews everywhere it toured and this is your chance to catch it. Physical theatre at it’s finest.
    On-Demand – Free, please donate
    YOUTUBE – www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BYR9XmYR2s&feature=youtu.be
  • FRANKENSTEIN – NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE
    Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternate the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation.
    On-Demand until May 8th – Free
    YOUTUBE – www.youtube.com/channel/UCUDq1XzCY0NIOYVJvEMQjqw
  • EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE – YORK THEATRE ROYAL
    This epic 2017 production was a community collaboration that invited 150 performers and a choir of 80 to produce a suffragette story that is just what we need right now – inspirational and delightfully affirming.
    On-Demand from 7th – 31st May (UK) – Free, please donate
    YOUTUBE – www.youtu.be/yT34ZmtAqak
  • RAGE – B.DANCE
    Taiwan’s B.Dance Company’s Rage was inspired by the eponymous crime novel by the Japanese writer Yoshida Shuichi. This is a powerful all-dance presentation from choreographer Po-Cheng Tsai.
    3rd May – 10pm (CST/GMT+8)
    FACEBOOK – www.facebook.com/B.DANCE.com.tw/
  • THE MIDNIGHT GANG – CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE
    David Walliams’s The Midnight Gang, adapted by Bryony Lavery with music and lyrics by Joe Stilgoe, premiered at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2018, directed by Dale Rooks. This inventive tale of fun, friendship and the importance of kindness, about a gang of children who each night escape from their hospital beds to make their dreams come true, is adapted from David Walliams’s biggest-selling children’s book of 2016.
    On-Demand from 30th April – Free, please donate
    www.cft.org.uk
  • LOVE’S LABOURS LOST – DEAFINITELY THEATRE
    Deafinitely Theatre’s production of  Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost performed in British Sign Language at The Globe Theatre.
    On-Demand – Free, please donate
    YOUTUBE – www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJfpDiwcCJo
  • WASTED – SOUTHWARD PLAYHOUSE
    Through the lens of a rock documentary, Wasted gives an access-all-areas account of the struggles, heartbreaks and triumphs of the three Brontë sisters Charlotte, Emily, Anne, and their brother Branwell. Brought up in a remote, poverty-stricken town in Yorkshire, without money or opportunity, they fought ill-health, unrequited love and family feuds to write some of the most celebrated literature including Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.
    On-Demand – Free, please donate
    www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
  • QUARANSTREAM – NORMAL AVE
    New York’s Normal Ave are paying two playwrights every week a micro commission to write a 10-minute play to be performed and directed by professional artists. Works go live 8pm EST but can be watched on-demand after via Facebook. Now into week 3, there’s already lots to explore here!
    On-Demand – Free, please donate
    www.normalave.org/quaranstream
  • THEATRE IS THE CURE
    A pay-what-you-can theatre event, with all proceeds distributed to the artists. 15 Playwrights write one original monologue each. 15 Directors are matched with a script and one of 15 Actors to rehearse via video, culminating in a live-streaming event.
    Every Friday (USA) at 6.30pm PDT and Saturday 12.30pm Sydney – Free
    FACEBOOK LIVE – www.facebook.com/events/1417131878461230

ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES

  • GRANT WRITING WORKSHOPS – AUSPICIOUS ARTS
    Auspicious Arts is hosting two workshops on-demand that can help artists prepare grant applications from Moonee Valley Council and the City of Yarra – it’s a great time to sharpen our skills in this department if you have the headspace. www.auspicious.com.au/noticeboard/
  • ANTIPODES THEATRE COMPANY
    Antipodes Theatre Company is excited to introduce their first ever WINTER DEVELOPMENT RETREAT for new work and bold ideas! Each project that is chosen will receive a minimum stipend of $250 and additional virtual support. All work and genres considered. This retreat will provide support to writers, directors, and actors through virtual workshops, readings, mentoring and more from 17-28 June, 2020. Anyone interested should visit antipodestheatre.com/retreat for more info and fill out an Expression of Interest Form by 8 May, 2020.
  • BROWN’S MART BUILD UP 
    BUILD UP is Brown’s Mart’s seeding and development program. Projects can be for research or creative development of new projects by Independent Theatre artists working and living in the top end of the NT. These projects are for any stage of development and are designed to support a fertile environment for the creation of new
    NT theatre. For 2020, and in response to the COVID 19 pandemic, Brown’s Mart will offer 3 new BUILD UP opportunities. 2 more rounds, with applications closing on the 18th May and 15th June. Full details at www.brownsmart.com.au
  • NAVA ADVOCACY PROGRAM
    The National Association for the Visual Arts is running free weekly workshops designed to foster better skills for arts advocacy for both artists and arts workers. The first workshops was on April 22nd, but there are many more to enjoy – let’s build resilience and skills together! Details at www.visualarts.net.au/nava-advocacy-program-weekly-workshops-registration/
  • CIRCUS ARTS HUB
    Circus Arts Hub are bringing their best and brightest online for a series of panel discussions for Circus arts performers. See the full line up and register at www.thecircusartshub.com/events
  • ADELAIDE FRINGEVIEW
    The Adelaide Fringe team have been working hard to find a way to directly support artists during the crisis, and applications are now open for the pilot of an online, digital Fringe experience. Artists are invited to register a video as a Fringe event. In the spirit of Fringe they’re open to all genres. It is free to register as an artist and take part in the pilot, with Fringe waiving all registration and artist ticketing fees to make it available to everyone. And this will eventually be a ticketed event! Get all the details here.
  • BRAVE NEW ROUGH & READY
    Sydney indy favourites Brave New Word Theatre Co are inviting artists to take part in a new project. Brave New Rough & Ready is an open access, weekly invitation to tell a story from your own home and have it featured on their networks. There are very finite guidelines that make participation easy, and a weekly theme to inspire you. Seven performances will be showcased weekly. Get all the details on their Facebook page.
  • MOOGAHL LIVE
    Indigenous arts maker Moogahlin Performing Arts are calling out for performing artists for a series of Facebook takeovers. These could be anything from solo concerts, dance workshops, comedy sets, acting masterclasses, spoken word performances, and more. Deadly artists, step on up. www.moogahlin.org/moogahl-live
    Catch previous episodes of Mooghal Live on their facebook page here.
  • THORNHILL COUCH READINGS
    Ryan Thornhill’s new streaming project is seeking actors and writers for their ongoing streaming project. Check out their Facebook page or email thornhilltheatrespace@outlook.com to get involved.

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These are the future streams that are high on our list – get them into your diary now!

  • MAY 9 – TEN WAYS TO SURVIVE LIFE IN QUARANTINE – PERTH AT HOME THEATRE CO
    10 Ways to Survive Life in a Quarantine is full of handy solutions, from putting on a musical with your dog, to becoming an announcer for a made-up sport, to falling in love with an inanimate object. Hey, we promised handy solutions – we never said they wouldn’t be strange. Whether or not you’re inspired to take up origami and squirrel observation, this flexible new play written by Don Zolidis especially for actors to perform online is sure to bring a laugh to anyone who finds themselves unexpectedly indoors. Closed Captions available.

 

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